|The largest independent, non-commercial, consumer-oriented resource on the Internet for owners, collectors and enthusiasts of fine wristwatches. Online since 1998.|
Vintage Heuer Discussion Forum
The place for discussing 1930-1985 Heuer wristwatches, chronographs and dash-mounted timepieces. Online since May 2003.
: hi Bruce,
Looks like 7733. It is a handwind 100%.
See my reaction to Ralf for more details
: It is correct that the White dial Autavia is a
: rare watch. The general rumour is that about
: 1000 examples were made (though it would be
: nice hear from anyone who has evidence to
: back this up)
: Firstly the white dial was generally available
: in Cal 11 and 7733 versions, the 7733 having
: no date, 30min register and constant
: Often the 7733 is advertised as being a Siffert
: Autavia, it was not, Siffert wore an
: The very first automatic versions had
: "CHRONOMATIC" printed above the
: Heuer crest, manufacture date 1969. The
: second version had "Autavia" above
: the crest and polished hands with a thin
: blue line painted on. These are from
: 1970-71. Both of these versions would have
: the silver coloured Caliber 11 movement. The
: third version has hands similar to those
: seen on most Monacos (though not early
: Monacos) except with a blue insert instead
: of red.
: Obviously condition is important, it must have
: the original finish, fluted pushers and
: signed crown. If it is mint please check
: that it has not been refinished, and most of
: all check the dial has not been refinished.
: Then, does it have the correct rice grain GF
: bracelet with 'HLF' stamped hoods and an
: appropriate date stamped on the deployment
: (the manufacture date in month and short
: year is stamped on the inside)?
: Does it come with an original box, either
: square red racing box or long thin red box
: with gold trim on edge of lower clam shell?
: Now value: If it were the 1969 auto version,
: please introduce me to the seller and i'll
: buy it!
: If it were either of the other 2 auto versions
: and condition is as good as you say then it
: seems a not unreasonable price. If it has a
: bracelet, original strap or box then so much
: the better.
: But if it is, as you say, the hand wound
: version, then the price seems too high. The
: 7733 is not a very desireable movement and
: black dial 7733s fetch only $300-400 on
: I think the prices of all Autavias will rise
: with Tag Heuer's re-release, as they say a
: black version will be sold too. A good
: black/white subs Autavia gets about $600 on
: ebay at the moment, that's about a quarter
: the price that a new Autavia is likely to
: be, so there's some room for an increase.
: I beleive a there have been a few white dial
: Autavias sold on ebay in the past 2 weeks,
: so search ebay and see what prices they
: fetched before making your decision.
: good luck